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he blames on an out-of-control gambling habit. >> just before her double mastectomy, deborah cohen of san francisco turns on some beyonce and throws a dance party. the video has gone viral and even got beyonce's attention. from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on "kpix 5 news this morning." captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com >> your realtime captioner is mrs. linda m. macdonald. good morning, everyone. it's friday, november 8. i'm michelle griego. >> yeah. friday is here. hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. it's 5:00. we have some developing news right now. this is about as dangerous a storm as you can get. a super typhoon slamming the philippines. vietnam is preparing for the worst. cate caugiran is gathering the very latest. she is in the newsroom. but we kick it off with the latest on the storm with meteorologist lawrence karnow in the weather center. >> this was some kind of storm making landfall and it's not done yet. still holding on to category 5 strength.
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but at its peak, it had sustained winds of 195 miles per hour with some gusts to 235 miles per hour possibly having a storm surge maybe 20 to 30 feet when it came onshore. we are going to have to find out more about that as we get in and see what kind of damage it did. still right no maintaining 165 miles per hour strength so still a super typhoon with gusts at 200 miles per hour expected to move back out over the open waters maybe weakening slightly as it approaches vietnam but hitting as a major hurricane there or typhoon weakening to a category 2. a deada deadly storm. cate caugiran has more. >> reporter: four people are dead already in what could be strongest storm ever recorded moving across the philippines. we know that some 25 million people are in the path of the storm. and the level of devastation is expected to be immense. reporter: the closest comparison the west can make to
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super typhoon haiyan would be a category 5 learn. >> let's put this into context. a cat. 5 hurricane is 156 miles per hour. this is 195. gusting to 235. >> reporter: known as typhoon yolanda in the philippines, this may be the strongest tropical cyclone on earth ever to make landfall. the storm struck friday morning shutting down airports and grounding hundreds of flights in the philippines. early reports have noted a few people dead and officials expect the death toll to rise. >> no one in america can imagine what 195-mile-per-hour wind would do to their home. this is going to be a bowling ball that rolls right through the southern philippines devastating everything in its past for 20 miles on both sides. there will be nothing left. there won't be a home standing. >> reporter: some aid groups are already mobilizing.
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>> our concern is mainly in the earthquake-affected areas. there was a 7.1 earthquake in mid-october leaving thousands displaced. >> reporter: with possibly flooding, landslides and tsunami level storm surges the government has moved 125,000 people to evacuation shelters. now, as lawrence said, forecasters expect haiyan to maintain super typhoon strength over the next few days making landfall over central vietnam in the next 48 hours. cate caugiran, kpix 5. local filipino communities in the bay area are already preparing to help. the filipino community center in san francisco is one place that's working to provide resources for those in need. >> every year, basically, you know, the philippines is hit and the government is not doing a lot of things. so we're always trying to send money back and relief efforts all the time. >> some of those relief efforts include medical supplies, clothing and food. but they say the biggest need is for monetary donations. and lawrence karnow will continue to track the storm's progress and bring you the very
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latest throughout the show and also on twitter. tuolumne county will no longer receive federal aid for damage caused by the "rim" fire over the summer. fema declined to assign major disaster declaration saying damage was not severe enough to require federal aid. a spokesman for the governor jerry brown's office says the state will reassess the cost of repairs before possibly filing an appeal. right now kpix 5's anne makovec is at sacred heart community service where people are lined up to get signed up for holiday food boxes and toy giveaways. anne. >> reporter: michelle, the first person here was lined up at 3:00 yesterday afternoon. so it's been a long cold night in san jose. these people all hoping to sign up to get food for the holidays and toys for their children in time for next christmas. i'm here with jay, with sacred heart community services. thanks for being with us.
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we keep hearing that the economy is improving but you expect the same amount of need this year. >> absolutely. once again, we expect to do around 4,000 families at thanksgiving meals for that many which is about what we did last year and what we see is there are people getting some work but rent prices have gone up. that's really affecting a lot of families. unfortunately, in this uncertain economy, some families just haven't found employment yet. >> reporter: we have recently heard about cuts to the food stamp program, as well. do you perceive that having any effect here? >> absolutely. one of our neighbors just about two houses away experienced that. we have known her for a very long time supporting a family on her own for a long period of time and then suddenly she gets this one blow after also losing her job earlier in the year. it's a tough time for families that are already living on the edge to suddenly pay more and then suddenly lose even more of their support. >> reporter: i know sacred heart is run with the help of a lot of volunteers. hundreds of volunteers. and donations, as well. tell me about the need for
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that. >> all right. so there's one turkey in the fridge right now. it came in the night before last. so part of what we want to do is this is a time for us to be thinking about our neighbors. so we want the families out there to think about how could they help another family, companies to think about how they can help a group of people, they can go to our website and make a financial contribution to buy turkeys or come together and buy a lot of groceries so that each family here has a thanksgiving feast. >> reporter: jay, thank you. and we'll get that for you on our website, kpix.com. they will open around 6:30 or 7:00 filing people through to sign up for the help for the holidays. anne makovec, kpix 5. >> sacred heart community services is accepting donations
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online. they have been hoping low- income families for 49 years. it's friday! >> isn't that nice? friday indeed. hey, guys, got some breaking news. the bay bridge is disappearing right now. >> clouds are moving in. thick fog right now. couple of lights not much. but that fog is very thick early on this morning. not going to be around for long but be careful on the roadways. 40s and 50s now. toward the afternoon sunshine and temperatures mild. above average in livermore at 74. 67 in san francisco. and 73 degrees in concord. we'll have that weekend forecast coming up in a minute. right now got your "kcbs traffic" with elizabeth. >> with all the fog out there be careful on the roads. we are seeing a number of new accidents coming in including one now in san jose. this one involves a pedestrian so it sounds like there are
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injuries. the connector ramp may be blocked northbound guadalupe parkway to southbound 280. the location keeps changing but we know it's right there around that interchange. and what's so strange is right around this time yesterday morning, we had another accident also involving a pedestrian. that one was on 580 in oakland. but again, be careful and expect delays if you are in san jose. here's a quick look outside. you can see the fog is very thick this morning as you head towards the macarthur maze especially on 24. that is your latest "kcbs traffic." back to you. >> thank you. a teenager facing hate crime charges will be tried as an adult for setting fire to a teen while sleeping on a bus. oakland police say 16-year-old richard thomas told investigators he was homophobic and lit 18-year-old luke fleischman on fire because he was wearing a skirt at the time. luke goes by the name sasha, as well. he is hospitalized with burns on his legs. the suspect family claims he meant no harm. >> we're very sorry for what
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happened. he didn't mean it. he is a jokester. nothing like that. didn't know it was going to be that. he's a good kid, a very good kid. i don't know. he was joking around. >> richard thomas is scheduled to be back in court next tuesday. today in san jose george shirakawa junior finds out if he is going to jail. the former santa clara county supervisor will be sentenced for five felonies and seven misdemeanors involving public money to feed his gambling habit. prosecutors want the 51-year- old shirakawa to be locked up for a year. defense attorneys will argue for community service instead of jail. 5:09. bart unions say the transit system is more interested in time schedules than safety in the workplace. a hearing in san francisco looked into what happened last month when a bart train struck and killed two workers on the tracks. at the center of the debate was culture. workers gave examples of what they called dangerous conditions. bart says safety has always
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been a priority though. officials say bart has worked with cal/osha over the years to fix things a 9-year-old girl from marin helped twitter make history on wall street. and there she is. vivian harr rang the opening bell at the new york stock exchange on the very first day people could buy shares of twitter. vivian used twitter to get the word out about her charitable lemonade stand raising more than $100,000 in a year to fight childhood slavery. the social media company jumped $20 right away. the stock closed under $45 a share, a 73% gain on day one. the company's founders made out very well. evan williams' stock is worth $2.6 billion and jack dorsey on the right closed out at more than $1 billion. the executives have to wait though 180 days before they can cash out their stock. time now 5:10. coming up, chris christie's re-
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election win lands him on the cover of "time" magazine and that cover has landed "time" magazine in hot water. >> san jose state does an about- face on its budget cuts. how the university plans to save spring semester classes. plus -- >> most boy scout eagle candidates don't build something like this. >> what a local scout is doing to help keep bay area skies safe.
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the newly re- elected goverr chris christie of new jerset calls him "the elephant in e eye "time" magazine cover features the newly re-elected governor chris christie of new jersey. it called him the elephant in the room. a writer says it's his political style but others say it's criticizing his weight. >> it's not nice to judge people on weight. he should be judged on his politics not his appearance. >> i don't think it's fair for them to comment on his weight but on the other hand, i think, unfortunately it comes with the territory. >> the last cover of "time" magazine featuring christie called him the boss and the governor complained that it had organized crime connotations. "time" magazine cover is trending this morning. also trending, tesla model s. the feds are investigating a third car fire as the company's share fall again in tennessee. twitter the tech company stock soaring 73% out of the gate in
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its market debut. "star wars" 7 the next installment of the legendary sci-fi franchise by disney will be released december 2015 and jennifer lawrence hunger games star is sporting a new pixie haircut. that movie comes out in a couple of weeks. follow us on twitter. go to cbssf. >> let's check the weather. you have a traffic alert? >> we do have a traffic alert. they have had to shut down a connector ramp because of this accident involving a pedestrian and another car. similar story to what we saw yesterday. right around this same time in oakland so they have had to shut down the connector ramp from northbound 280 to southbound 87. delays are beginning and we understand there are very serious injuries with that crash. so an investigation may be under way. we'll let you know when they re- open the ramp. in the meantime you may want to find all the analysis. be extra careful on the roads. this is what it looks like in parts of the bay area today especially if you are coming on some of your approaches towards the bay bridge and the toll plaza. very thick until you get to the tunnel. that's what drivers are telling
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us. we can see it in our traffic cameras as you pass rockridge bart in oakland. westbound 24 near telegraph, obviously still thick as you head towards the macarthur maze. a couple of accidents out there we are watching now including one against the commute eastbound 580 approaching high street. this was a solo car crash not picking up any huge delays in the area. and this is another one now leaving milpitas westbound 237 approaching zanker road. a big rig trailer hit another dar and now that's blocking the center divide. mass transit if you want to ditch the roads altogether so far everything looks good bart in fact systemwide on time. that is your "kcbs traffic." lawrence has the friday forecast. >> a little dense fog out there this morning and around the bay along the coastline. watch out for that. very thick in spots. but i think that will lift quickly. it's only a thin layer of fog and that means we'll clear out nicely into the afternoon. and the temperatures going to stay on the mild side especially in land. we are planning mid-70s there.
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60s and 70s around the bay cool at the coastline highs in the upper 50s and low 60s. a mild start to the weekend and things begin to change. we have this area of low pressure in the gulf of alaska that will slowly develop bringing more clouds and gradual cooling into the latter part of the weekend and holiday and chance of showers by tuesday. sfo we are looking at some possible delays due to clouds this morning. by the afternoon, that should give way to some sunshine and about 65 degrees. around the country 48 partly cloudy in chicago. 68 degrees and mild in denver. 70 in houston and 50 and dry in new york. looks like a good travel day around much of the united states. heading to the south bay today 72 degrees sunshine into san jose. 59 degrees in pacifica. east bay temperatures up into the 70s in most spots with plenty of sunshine this afternoon. inside the bay a little cool toward the coastline. 58 in daly city. 67 in san francisco, 74 and nice in santa rosa. next couple of days we'll see some cooler temperatures on the way more clouds as we head in
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toward monday and tuesday a slight chance of some showers. but right now your veterans day looks very nice. it should be dry. some partly cloudy skies temperatures in the 50s and the 60s. maybe just maybe doesn't look like much but a few showers on tuesday. >> there we go. >> thank you. a second rail leg may be in the works for that controversial california high- speed rail project. the state's high-speed rail authority board gave approval to proceed with the route during its meeting yesterday. the 114-mile route for the second segment of the bull train which stretched from fresno to bakersfield. the plan requires a host of federal and environmental approvals before it becomes final. a just released national test shows california students scoring near the bottom. the state's fourth graders ranked 47th in the nation in math and reading. 8th graders came in 45th in math and 42nd in reading. the scores also indicate the gap between white students on one hand and blacks and latinos on the other is wider in
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california than it is nationally. those drastic cuts we told you about down at san jose state university apparently they are not happening after all. the university now says it will not have to slash its staff and classes. on wednesday, school officials threatened to eliminate dozens of classes and jobs because they were $4 million in the red but now they are easing off that. >> reaction, utter relief. this came 24 hours after the announcement there would be budget cuts, it's a complete relief from everyone. >> university will redirect money from infrastructure and equipment upgrades to cover the difference. they are still calculating how much they will have to be deferred in order to save the spring classes. it's 5:19 right now. coming up, birds just can't stay away from bay area airports. one teenager's solution is proving to be a big win for everyone. and i'm dennis o'donnell. the center of the college football world was down on the farm last night. pac-12 supremacy up for grabs.
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track to get rid of the red- tailed hawks that fly over the runways to get rodents. over the past 8 months he used wood and wire mesh and constructed two cages. a hawk takes the bait and trips the beam. >> most boy scout eagle candidates don't build something like this so this is very unique no one has ever done before. >> last month, a boeing 737 taking off from san jose sucked up a bird in its engine and had to make an emergency landing in oakland. bird strikes are up 50% in san jose. stanford cardinal ended oregon's national title hopes and likely the heisman trophy aspirations of ducks quarter of marcus mar yosemite that. packed how the on the farm. stanford ready to go. daphne carried the ball 45 times for 157 yards and a touchdown. stanford strikes first and hogan on the read options takes it himself.
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26-0 at one point last night but oregon scored all the points in the 4th quarter and made it interesting. following the touchdown, oregon would block a field goal and run it back for a touchdown. and then marcus mariota to brown for another oregon touchdown. it was a 6 point game. two minutes to go oregon the on sides kick jeff trojan securing it to avoid an epic collapse and stanford hands oregon its first loss of the year 26-20 knocking oregon out of the title picture. logan couture and the sharks lost four straight games. sloppy pass, it was like that all night for san jose. christopher higgins jumps on the puck and beats niemi who is pulled for the first time this season. canucks snap a nine-game losing streak in san jose. they beat the sharks 4-2 but again, big news, stanford wins, they can slide into the national title picture if florida state or alabama suffers a loss in the last few
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gays of th -- last few games of the season. that's it. i'm dennis o'donnell. see you tonight. we go to the ends of the earth for the play of the day. this is russia. european soccer round one action some nifty passing from the russian team. ball goes over the goalkeeper into the net. beautiful goal tying the game at 1. our play of the day. 5:25 right now. coming up, president obama apologizes to americans losing their health plans. but will it be enough to blunt his toughest critics? plus. ♪[ music ] >> dealing with a little laughter and dance. how a bay area cancer patient is inspiring her colleagues and even some strangers coming up. >> reporter: and meteorologists are calling the strongest storm ever right now tearing its way through the philippines devastating towns in its path. we'll have a look at the damage and tell you where the storm is headed next. ,, ,,
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powerful typhoon to ever make landfall any in the world. it's a category 5 with just incredible winds. kpix 5 meteorologist lawrence karnow is tracking haiyan as it moves through the philippines and heads west. >> at its peak it has sustained winds of 195 miles per hour gusting to 235 miles per hour. that's when it came on landfall and so it's been devastating. we are not sure of all the damage that's caused. it's hard to get in there. right now it's a category 5 but weakened a little bit. sustained winds still 165 miles per hour gusts to 200 miles per hour but moving out of the west at 25 miles per hour. is he it is moving rapidly now. it's going to head back out over open waters probably going to be a category 4 when it makes landfall again near da nang in vietnam, a very dangerous deadly storm moving onshore. then should quickly weaken to a category 2 as we head in toward the weekend. all right. for more on this storm, let's
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go to cate caugiran in the newsroom. >> reporter: so far the storm has swallowed hundreds of homes, killed 4 and with 25 million people in the super typhoon's path the level of devastation could get worth throughout the day. reporter: the closest comparison the west can make to super typhoon haiyan would be a category 5 hurricane. >> let's put this into context. a cat. 5 hurricane is 156 miles per hour. this is 195 gusting to 235. >> reporter: known locally in the philippines as typhoon yolanda this monster storm may be the strongest tropical cyclone on earth ever to make landfall. the storm struck friday morning shutting down several airports and grounding hundreds of flights in the philippines. early reports noted a few people dead and officials expect the death toll to rise. >> no one in america can even imagine what a 195-mile-per- hour wind would do to their home. this is going to be a bowling ball that rolls right through
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the southern philippines devastating everything in its path for 20 miles on both sides. there will be nothing left. there won't be a home standing. >> reporter: some aid groups are already mobilizing where another disaster last month killed more than 200. our concern in bohol is mainly the earthquake affected areas. there was a 7.1 earthquake in mid-october which left 350,000 people displaced. >> reporter: with possible flooding, landslides and tsunami level storm surge, the government has moved 125,000 people to evacuation shelters. this is a nation still recovering from devastation. a typhoon hit the philippines last year causing more than 1,000 deaths and an estimated $1 million in damage. reporting live in the newsroom, cate caugiran, kpix 5. >> and lawrence will continue to track the storm's progress and bring you the very latest throughout the show and also on twitter. today a moment of silence is planned at airports across the country. operations at tsa security
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checkpoints will stop at exactly 9:20 this morning our time. that's the exact time one woke ago that tsa officer geraldo hernandez was shot to death at l.a.x. new details this morning in the bullying case involving the miami dolphins. an attorney for jonathan martin now says the former stanford offensive lineman was harassed by more than one teammate. the dolphins suspended richie incognito after he made racial slurs and threats towards martin in voicemails and text messages. martin's attorney now says another player threatened his sister in a vulgar fashion. a sharp increase in sexual assaults in the military has lawmakers vowing action. a report says more than 3500 servicemembers reported being sexually assaulted this past fiscal year. that's a jump of 46% from 2012. it's not clear if the increase though is due to more people coming forward, assaults more
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common or a combination. >> what we know is they don't see an opportunity for justice. they see that their command may be biased against them. they may favor the perpetrator. they may favor pushing it under the rug because it makes the commander look bad. >> senator kirsten gillibrand of new york has written a bill to take the job for prosecuting serious crimes giving it to military lawyers instead of commanders. for the first time the president says he is sorry fo obamacare sorry people are losing millions of health plans they could keep. >> i am sorry that they, you know, are finding themselves in this situation based on assurances they got from me. we have to work hard to make sure that they know we hear 'em and that we're going to do everything we can to deal with folks who find themselves in a tough position as a consequence of this. >> in an interview on nbc nightly news, the president
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said his staff is working to, quote, close some of the holes and gaps in the law. house speaker john boehner responded to obama's apology late yesterday saying an apology is certainly in order but what americans want to hear is that the president is going to keep his promise. let's go to liz with the traffic alert. >> this time in san jose. in fact, ramps closed northbound 280 both directions of the guadalupe parkway now. we just got off the phone with chp, got an update at 6:30 this morning they are planning to re- open the connector ramp. it's closed for a fatal accident investigation. so this happened just before 5:00. a car and pedestrian involved and one person was killed. you can see all the flashing lights. emergency crews out there and we know the coroner just arrived on scene, as well. let's check the maps and show you the sensors in the area. small backups so far. it looks like at least a mile. but expect those delays to continue to grow as the morning
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commute continues to heat up. elsewhere, fog. that's another big story. especially out in parts of the east bay and for some of the bridges. in fact, chp issued a couple of travel advisories this morning. one for the richmond/san rafael bridge and one for the bay bridge as well so show you a live look now at the bay bridge toll plaza. it's getting harder to see the traffic. it's pea soup to the tunnel from the bay bridge. a stalled out truck lost a tire or blew a tire westbound 37 at zanker road. blocking one lane, they are waiting for tow crews. that lane will be blocked until then. so you could see a few backups as you leave milpitas. that is your latest "kcbs traffic." with more on your forecast here's lawrence. >> some of that thick in fog rolling around the bay area right now. seeing some of that outside the studio. take a look. right outside our studio very
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thick fog settling in. can't see the bay bridge. be careful around the bay area today. 40s and 50s in most spots, napa valley in the upper 30s. this afternoon mild sunshine and temperatures warm in some spots 73 degrees in morgan hill. 72 and sunny in san jose. east bay numbers mid-70s in the warmest spots. inside the bay cooler pleasant 67 degrees in san francisco 69 in oakland. we'll check the weekend forecast coming up. >> eyes up, phone down, that's the message san francisco mayor ed lee is giving muni riders in response to a spike in smartphone thefts and the murder of an san francisco state student in september when a train full of muni riders preoccupied with their screens failed to notice a man pacing with a gun. >> people agree to look while they are on muni instead of their electronic device we could get our robberies down to nothing. >> some riders don't want to be
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regulated in that way and say at the rely on phones for entertainment but others suggest another way to ward off boredom, talk to other people sitting nearby. >> hard habit to break. yes. 5:38. two people who stayed behind when more than a dozen people were abandoned in a senior home were honored. a.m. vets hayward post-9/11 honored miguel alvarez and maurice roland. they were the janitor and the cook at valley springs manor senior home in castro valley. after the staff left the facility, alvarez and roland became the caretakers of some 19 elderly bedridden and mentally ill patients. >> our heart wouldn't let us leave nobody behind like that. conscience or just -- we couldn't find ourselves doing that. >> you know, just cannot describe what they were going through. so for me, to leave them and abandoned them, i could not do that. >> the facility is now being investigated for elder abuse. trending now, a san
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francisco woman and she is an internet sensation after an operating room dance. joe vazquez shows us deborah cohen's dance moves are inspiring a nation and beyonce herself. ♪[ music ] >> reporter: just before her double mastectomy surgery tuesday morning deborah cohen of san francisco turned the ucsf operating room in a club. she got the surgery team to turn on a beyonce song called "get me bodied." and they all danced. the video now has more than 2 million hits on youtube in less than 48 hours even beyonce posting the video on her facebook page. days beforehand cohen posted it online that she would be having the surgery here at ucsf mount zion at precisely 7:30 and she encouraged her friends and her family and the we'll world to make their own -- the whole world to make their own video dancing with her. >> it's been an amazing flood of love. >> reporter: and now those videos are online, as well. >> i was more nervous about how
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the flash mob was going to go than how the surgery was going to go. >> reporter: deborah told the "right this minute" show she is feeling the love as she recovers. >> my muscles are pretty sore. so that is going to require some recuperation. i feel like i have done about 5,000 pushups. >> reporter: deborah also happens to be a doctor at ucsf, an ob/gyn. her colleagues are marvelling at her inspirational moves. >> something like that going viral sends out a lot of love personally to her and also around the world. i definitely wish her the best. i hope she is dancing just like that tomorrow. >> reporter: joe vazquez, kpix 5. >> she can bust a move there. as for why she chose that song, get pe bodied, she said, who wouldn't? >> yeah. >> makes sense. >> okay. on to business now. the market is getting its first look at the nation's employment picture from last month. we get the new numbers from
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alexis christoforous of cbsmoneywatch.com. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. a surprise here with the unemployment report for the month of october. the economy added a better- than-expected 204,000 jobs. wall street was expecting about 120. but the unemployment rate inched up to 7.3% from 7.2% in september. economists say that partial government shutdown may have skewed the numbers. we may have to wait a mon or two for a clearer picture of the job market. stock futures are lower ahead of the open following yesterday's sell-off when the dow industrials fell 152. we'll see if twitter can fly high today. the microblogging flight made a strong debut here at the new york stock exchange yesterday closing up over 70% to just under $45 a share are. that gives twitter a value of more than $31 billion and that is despite the fact that the 7- year-old company has never made a profit. taxpayers are likely footing part of the bill for the shutdown. the white house budget office
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says it will cost $2 billion to provide back pay to over 800,000 furloughed workers. the budget office also says closing national parks cost communities half a billion dollars in lost spending by visitors. and the internal revenue service paid $4 billion in fraudulent tax refunds last year. a treasury department report says many of the refunds were sent overseas including $665,000 to a single address in lithuania. the good news here, if there is any, the irs stopped more than $12 billion in fraudulent refunds. but still, those thieves got away with a lot of money. back to you. >> thank you, alexis christoforous on a friday, thank you so much. 5:42. put down that donut! why the government is waging war on some of our favorite snack foods. plus -- >> i think it's a bad business move. a lot of people will be offended. >> makeup mistake. cosmetic giant sephora responds to criticism about a questionably named lipstick
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>> extremely embarrassing. i don't know what to say. >> mayor ford refused to say whether he was going to get help but he is getting plenty of advice from his mother. >> get yourself a driver. then after that, you do something about your weight. >> the mayor still says he has no intention of leaving office. 5:46. let's check traffic. we have a traffic alert, right, liz? >> we do. still in san jose and we are still seeing these delays continuing to build northbound two the two connector -- two connector ramps, both directions of the guadalupe parkway. as you can see from this live look, the flares are out. the ramp is blocked. there was a fatal accident involving a pedestrian before 5:00. there's also one lane of northbound 280 closed. so in the meantime, delays are backed up one exit so no real
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need to use an alternate yet but they are telling us about 6:30 when they hope to re-open lanes and the ramp. in fact, let's go to our maps. we can show you the sensors. just some slight delays mainly on the main lines of the freeways if you are coming up northbound 280. pea soup in the bay area. here's the bay bridge toll plaza swallowed up by thick fog. consider mass transit. bart systemwide all on time reporting no delays. that is your latest "kcbs traffic." here's lawrence with the forecast. >> it's thick in spots outside along the coastline and in some of the bay. you're seeing fog now. be careful. looks like it's a thin layer so it should burn off quickly. if you are going out the door we are seeing patchy fog outside temperatures mainly in the 40s and the 50s although the napa valley slipped down into the upper 30s. this afternoon, though, we'll find some mild temperatures inland up in the mid-70s there. 60s and 70s around the bay and 50s and low 60s cool out toward
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the coastline. high pressure is holding on now a mild start for the weekend. the low pressure system begins to drop out of the gulf of alaska bringing us clouds and cooling and maybe some showers next tuesday. 75 degrees sunny in sacramento. 76 in fresno. 68 degrees in yosemite. 60 lake tahoe. i think over the next couple of days we'll see nice weather although the temperatures will be coming down highs today 70s inland, 50s and 60s toward the coastline. next couple of days we'll watch the temperatures dropping off clouding up on veterans day and then a slight chance of showers on tuesday, not a big storm system. nonetheless may get wet in spots. then return to dry weather on wednesday and thursday. time now for your kpix 5 schoolcast. rodriguez high school in fairfield. your morning bell 46 degrees. need a light jacket there. but by lunchtime 70 and sunny and bright. mild mid-70s by the time you get out of school so looks like
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a great day there. if you would like to nominate your school for our special kpix 5 schoolcast, go to school school. -- go to kpix.com/schoolcast. and, of course, school on fridays, wasn't that great? >> i know. it's so great. my kids have a half day today. >> how is that? we never had half days growing up. >> i know. >> we don't have half days now. >> no! >> we went to school 12 hours a day. >> now we're sad. all right, lawrence. >> now we have to move along. [ laughter ] 5:49. donuts across the country are become to become healthier. the fda is planning to phase out transfats from the food supply but that's nothing new for a lot of bay area restaurants. california banned the transfats back in 2008 at bob's donuts here in san francisco, these treats are fried in palm oil instead of the transfat oils. they are healthier and still taste pretty good. >> there's no nutritional value to transfats. we know that they're harmful. they increase the bad cholesterol and they lower the good cholesterol. >> we still eat them, though.
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doctors say a nationwide ban on transfats would prevent 20,000 heart attacks a year and 7,000 deaths every year according to the fda. americans usedded 80% less transfats today than a decade ago. the name of a lipstick at sephora has gone a shade too far for customers. the cosmetic line by celebrity tattoo artist cat von deincludes celebutar. did, haitian term for stupid celebrities and people say it's -- a slang term for stupid celebrity and people says the it's disrespecting people with disabilities. >> why would they say that? >> a spokesman for sephora apologized and said they had seized the sale of that shade in stores and online. "lululemon" is defending the sheer yoga pants. >> love to say that. "lululemon's" founder says the women are to blame. chip wilson told bloomberg tv, quote, quite frankly, some
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women's bodies just actually don't work for the pants. "lululemon" lost millions when the pants were recalled last spring. he backed off the interview saying i just think it's how you use them. struggling retailer abercrombie & fitch is going back on its word and will start selling larger sized clothes for women by next spring. the company doesn't carry sizes larger than a 10 right now. might recall abercrombie & fitch's ceo stirring controversy in the past saying their clothes were meant for the cool and attractive people. the company has lost about 30% of its value since last year. time now is 5:51. coming up, a simple act of kindness. why this man says he allowed a complete stranger to fall asleep on his shoulder. >> and one couple bringing a whole new meaning to until death do us part. coming up. aren't you sweet! licensed phone-ups available 24/7.
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a traffic alert in san jose. pedestrian hit and killed on the ramp to both directions of 87 shut down for at least another half hour. we'll have the latest "kcbs traffic" a full report coming up. >> i can't believe it's this time of year already. the holiday ice rink is open in the embarcadero in san francisco. check it out it's a great time. temperatures should be nice too. about 63 degrees. >> it's safe to assume this cake was the talk of a wedding in texas. a cake maker getting married in austin designed her cake to look like the severed heads of her and her husband. the layout included the phrase, till death do us part. the bride spent 40 hours working on the vanilla confetti cake topped with butter cream frosting and lots of chocolate.
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guests say it fit perfectly with the movie themed wedding and we wish that couple all the best. [ laughter ] >> unique, though, right? >> good luck! more like it. >> creative. in an unrelated story nothing like cuddling up with a loved one but two strangers nestled together? this photo of a middle-aged new york subway commuter with a perfect stranger snoozing on his shoulder has now gone viral. 66-year-old isaac was on the queue train when he found the man next to him nodding off so he let him sleep there for over 30 minutes. when asked if he wanted the rider off him he replied no. >> i knew he was very, very tired and what would be the point of waking him up? i was fine. i had a seat. it didn't bother me at all. >> the photo is reminiscent of a photo taken by a tourist in times square a year ago of a police officer buying boots for a homeless man. very nice people. >> mm-hm. coming up on kpix 5, it's
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the strongest typhoon in the world this year. right now it's slamming into the philippines destroying everything in its path. we'll have the latest on typhoon haiyan. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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what could be the strongest storm ever recorded moving across the philippines. and with some 25 million people in the path of the storm, damage is examined to be extensive. >> we're very sorry for what happened. he didn't mean it. >> his family claims it was joking around but now the 16- year-old boy suspected of setting a man on fire will face hate crime charges. >> i have and i will cooperate. >> he took the campaign money and he used it in casinos or for personal purposes. >> san jose politician george shirakawa facing sentencing today for a dozen crimes that he blames on an out-of-control gambling habit. >> just before her double
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mastectomy, deborah cohen of san francisco turns on some beyonce and throws a dance party. the video has gone viral and even got beyonce's attention. from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on "kpix 5 news this morning." captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com >> your realtime captioner is mrs. linda m. macdonald. good morning, everyone. it's friday, november 8. i'm michelle griego. >> yeah. friday is here. hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. time now 6:00. developing now, a super typhoon slams the philippines and vietnam is next. this is about as dangerous a storm as you can get and we are going to have a little bit on that, lawrence is going to update us on that but first traffic with elizabeth. >> a traffic alert in san jose continues right now. in fact, our crews on scene are getting another update with chp right now. 6:30 that is when they expect to re-open the connector ramp. there was a fatal accident involving a pedestrian. in the meantime, both directions of the guadalupe parkway from northbound 280

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